Jack Straw, They Love Each Other, Cassidy, Ramble On Rose, Me & My Uncle-> Big River, Peggy-O, Let It Grow-> Deal Bertha-> Good Lovin', It Must Have Been The Roses, Estimated Prophet-> Eyes Of The World-> Drums-> The Other One-> Wharf Rat-> Sugar Magnolia, E: U.S. Blues
Collection GratefulDeadBand/Artist Grateful DeadVenue Veterans' Memorial ColiseumLocation New Haven, CTSource Audience Recording: Sony 54-PsLineage Set 1: Sony 54-Ps>Sony TCD158>CM>C>D>CD>EAC .093B>WAV>SHNSet 2: Sony 54-Ps>Sony TCD158>CM>D>CD>EAC .093B>WAV>SHNTaped by Transferred by
January 21, 2011
I was there but don't remember specifics on how hot some of these tunes were - Let It Grow, Deal, The Other One> Wharf Rat> Sugar Mag are just ripping. Poor ole Jer gets big-time lost in Bertha and Keith does a nice job of trying to bail him out, but it bombs. Jerry sounds a little out of it in Musta Been the Roses, but he musta really enjoyed the drum break because he finishes strong. A terrific show with only a couple of bumps.
June 23, 2007
long ago in a colisium far far away...there was a band
who produced dicks picks 25
and I bit...
a great two shows
massholes unite - new haven > springfield
not tremendous, but they are ours...
archive doesnt do these sets proud -- cloudy aud tapes is what y'all offer...but hey, they serve other purposes...and they are fine boards,
always thanks for bein here, archive.org
January 26, 2006
This show rocks - Dick's Picks 25, a best of '78
I can see why Dick picked this one. A great show from start to finish. Jerry is hot on Big River and does a beautify vocal and guitar on Peggy-O. Let it Grow is full of energy with tight jamming. This is followed by a rollicking Deal. Keith really shines on Bertha, which is better than any Bertha I've heard from 1977, and compares well with those of the early '70's. Nice Estimated, and an uptempo Eyes that Jerry flies through.
Drums is too long -- the longest song of the show. This is followed by a mighty fine Other One that starts with something that reminds one of Spanish Jam. But I wish it were longer (the half-hour Playing and Dark stars of the early '70's disappeared after the '75 break).
We then get a powerful Wharf Rat that pulls you right into it. The band rocks out with Sugar Magnolia, ending with Bobby and Donna giving us a musical Sunshine Daydream duet, without the off-key screeching they sometimes indulged in.
The sound quality isn't great, but the show is fabulous, so this deserves a solid 5. Listen to it here and you'll want to go out and buy Dick's Picks 25.
February 7, 2005
From the period of some of the strongest performances of their history. Can be purchased as Dick's Picks #25, however, the U.S. Blues encore is not included.......rats